Delayed: Not Postponed. Fielding Dawson.

Delayed: Not Postponed

ISBN: 9780916382179
New York, NY: Telephone Books, 1978. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. (1/1000 Unsigned, Unnumbered Copies). Celebrated counterculture icon and original Beat poet Ed Sanders has this to say about Fielding Dawson: "I have said he is the new Chekhov." Hefty words for Sanders, the respected poet (and Chekhov scholar) whose immortal "Poem from Jail" was published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books in 1963. Unique to this collection is the fact that, unlike the majority of Dawson's output, this is a book of poetry, not prose. Better yet, the poems date back to 1956, when Fielding Dawson had arrived in New York City, fresh off lengthy stints under the mentorship of Charles Olson and Franz Kline at Black Mountain College. The influence of Robert Creeley is also evident in these lines, as Dawson used Creeley's short line breath length as a springboard for his own developments and eccentricities. Book in fine condition with only slight rubbing to front, back covers; minor shelf-wear to same; minor rusting, bleeding at staples; minute bump to top left, top right, bottom right corners of front cover; subsequently-flattened bump-crease to bottom left corner of back cover; two small blue ink marks to bottom left area of same near leftmost fine-edge. Fine. [Item #2819]

Price: $15.00